May 2015: ‘Plans’

Hello again friends far and wide, to another edition of Blogs of the Round Table. Lindsey Joyce, your scheduled guide through this May’s BoRT has been swamped by the demands of school, work and family, while I, on the other hand, have nothing planned except sitting in this library and wondering what that smell is. A good plan changes, though. But enough about me. What about you? We want to know about your plans, and what they mean to you. Do you love it when a good plan comes together? or do the best laid plans of mice and men often go awry? This May we want you to consider all the different dimensions of ‘Plans’ in videogames:

How much planning do you expect from a game? Do you pine for minutia or do you crave chaos? Does something happen to you when a game twists sharply or should games stick to the promises they make in the tutorial? And what do you think about developers? Are their plans too ambitious? Too mundane? Should devs be more flexible or do they need to run a tight ship? We want to know about how you schedule your backlog, the degree that a game should respect your expectations, how hard it is to get your friends together for a game. How can plans hold their shape and how do you meet changes? Tell us about how boring it is when things fall in place and how exciting it is when they fall apart.

As of now, the plan is to accept submissions until May 31. Feel free take a look at all the submissions throughout the month here:

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Please email us your submissions or tweet them to @MarkFilipowich or @critdistance with the #BoRT hashtag. Happy blogging!

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  • Blogs of the Round Table is not curated. If you write it, we’ll publish it, as long as it’s connected to the topic and has been written specially for BoRT or up to one month prior.
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